Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Weekend in the Shenandoahs

A few months back Kelly and Jon asked if we wanted to join them up in the mountains and maybe rent a cabin together.  They also asked Adam and Melissa but they had something else going on.  Kelly hunted around a while and after a few choices, we decided on this one.
It was a nice 4 hour trip from Virginia Beach to the cabin not far from Luray, VA
The property looked a lot like the pictures, only better.  It was a perfect fall weekend.
 It was great and well taken care of, had plenty of amenities and was right on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River!

The cabin was built as a rental and opened earlier in the summer.  The grounds were well maintained.
And the views were perfect to see up the river, down the river and across the river.
 Inside the cabin, we had a nice new place with comfortable furniture, full kitchen and a washer/dryer if we needed it.
One of the main attractions was for Jon to be able to fish.  And he got in quite a few hours.
He let me borrow his waders for a bit and I even snagged one.
Not a very big one, but a fish nonetheless... :)
I think Jon caught something like 11.  It was lots of fun.

Kelly tried her hand at it on the shore line.  
 We also spent time around the campfire.  We had an unlimited supply of firewood and kept the fire going.
I did some reading and just enjoyed it outside.  It was a perfect fall day.

Jon put up his hammock and got a family picture.
Later on Saturday afternoon, we went for a walk along the dirt road in front of the cabin.  This place was definitely the nicest on in the area.  We saw a lot of trailers parked along the river on both sides of the banks.
 Just for the fun of it, I called and asked the price for a spot which had 30 amp service and water.  No sewer or dump station:  $45/night.  It looked like a good area for hunters and fisherman.

We enjoyed it and Brooks did fine in his backpack harness.  Reminded me of when we would go on Volksmarches in Germany when our kids were babies in the early 1980's.
 We had plenty of chances to 'chill out' and enjoy the day at the cabin.  The sun come out in the early evening and we got a lot of photos with Brooks.
We had a great time and look forward to maybe doing this every year?

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

1 comment:

  1. We've been in the Shenandoah Valley (New Market area) since April and have loved this place. If it weren't so far from our family in Texas we could park our home here for ever. Wonder if I can convince our family to move to this area?